Chemistry

Every moment of every day, chemistry plays a part in all we experience. This branch of the Helium network humbly attempts to illuminate the vast array of chemical knowledge, making it accessible to all. Let our site inform, inspire, and awe you with chemical wonders.
By: Raven Lebeau
Having nice, shiny "gems" made from your personal rock collection takes time, as well as the right supplies. Using a rock tumbler is not a craft for those who are short on patience. However, it can be a fun and satisfying hobby for mineral enthusiasts...
By: Court Moss
All of my life I have learned that Science can be informative as well as entertaining. And I think that's why it was my favorite subject in school. You can do so much with a little knowledge of what's what and how things work just...
By: Kris Lee
A candle is a very simple and basic item, consisting of a wick being encased within a body of solid wax.The wick is usually made of braided cotton, and contains a core made of a harder material so that the wick remains stiff. Traditionally...
By: Kris Lee
Ice floats on water because of differences in density.Definition of Density:Density basically refers to the ratio between an object's mass and volume. Given the same volume, an object with its matter being tightly packed together is more dense than another object which contains matter...
By: Debbie Luyo
Why does ice float on water? Solids usually sink in liquid. A rock, for instance, dropped into water, will go straight to the bottom. What prevents ice from displacing liquid water? Water is unique due to hydrogen bonding. The physical and chemical characteristics of water...
Why ice floats on water
By: Jennifer Allsbrook
Water is the most unique substance known to man. It defies chemical and physical logic by exhibiting behaviors that contradict those that are expected. For example, with a molecular weight of 18 g/mole, water should be a gas at room temperature. Water, however, is a...
The difference between baking soda and baking powder
By: Sara Mcgrath
"I don't like to be suspicious or talk scandal, but sometimes I think the Jumbles have too much baking powder in them." ~ The Emerald City of Oz by Baum, L. FrankBAKING POWDERBaking powder is a mixture of baking soda, corn starch, and a...
How Beryllium is used
By: L. Merlino
How Beryllium is usedBeryllium, a chemical element with the symbol Be and atomic number 4 is a brittle alkaline earth metal that is steel-grey in color and light-weight while exceptionally strong for many industrial uses.Primarily, it is used as a hardening agent in metal...
By: Rex Trulove
Water is an unusual and unique substance. Unlike most other compounds that continue to become denser as they grow colder, water only grows denser until it is just below the freezing point, then it actually grows less dense than it was originally when the freezing...
How to make sugar crystals
By: Chuck Hoodak
Growing sugar crystals can be a fun project to do with younger kids on a rainy day, or as a science experiment for a school project. There are several ways to do this, including the string method. Here are some materials that you can gather...

 

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